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June 15, 2018




Earlier this spring, thanks to the efforts of Marshall Pruett and the IndyCar community, over $20,000 was raised for the Wilson Children's Fund through the auction of autographed copies of Marshall's photo of the start of the 2017 Indianapolis 500. Each copy bore 46 signatures, including all 33 starters from the 101st running and a selection of racing legends, including Rick Mears, AJ Foyt and Dan Gurney. 

Before the auction began, it was discovered that one copy was missing a  single, yet very important signature and was held out until the situation could be rectified.

Now that this missing signature has been added, we are offering one final opportunity to acquire an amazing piece of Indianapolis 500 history while helping to secure a promising future for the children of the late Justin Wilson.

Bidding begins today and will close at 12 Noon Central Time, Wednesday, June 27.

Scroll down for additional information.


 - Paul





We are accepting email bids for the final signed copy of Marshall Pruett's photograph of the start of last year's Indianapolis 500. This 20" x 30" print has been hand s igned by the 33 drivers who competed in the 101st running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

The print is also signed by some of the greatest names in Indy 500 history, including AJ Foyt, Roger Penske, Rick Mears, Mario Andretti, Dario Franchitti, Bobby Rahal and the late, great Dan Gurney.

100% of the proceeds will benefit the children of the late Justin Wilson.

The accomplishments of the 46 signatories are staggering:
  • 14 Indianapolis 500 winners totaling 25 Victories to date.
  •   2 Formula One World Champions.
  • 16 Indy Car Champions
  • 42 Total USAC, CART, IRL, ChampCar & IndyCar Driver Championships.
And that's not counting the victories of Penske, Gurney, Foyt and Rahal have scored as team owners and/or car builders at The Speedway.

Email bidding for this outstanding piece of racing memorabilia is now open and will continue until Noon (Central Time) Wednesday, June 27.

See auction rules and a list of signatories below.

Bid with your heart!


2017 INDIANAPOLIS 500 DRIVERS
Takuma Sato - Helio Castroneves - Ed Jones - Max Chilton
Tony Kanaan - Juan Pablo Montoya - Alexander Rossi - Marco Andretti
Gabby Chaves - Carlos Munoz - Ed Carpenter - Graham Rahal
Mikhail Aleshin - Simon Pagenaud - Sebastian Saavedra - JR Hillenbrand
Pippa Mann - Spencer Pigot - Josef Newgarden - James Davison
Oriol Servia - James Hinchcliffe - Will Power - Fernando Alonso
Charlie Kimball - Zach Veach - Ryan Hunter-Reay - Sage Karam
Buddy Lazier - Conor Daly - Jack Harvey - Scott Dixon - Jay Howard


LEGENDS

Dan Gurney - Roger Penske - AJ Foyt, Jr - Mario Andretti - Rick Mears
Dario Franchitti - Bobby Rahal - Paul Tracy - Jimmy Vasser

ALSO SIGNED BY
Stefan Wilson - Sebastien Bourdais - Zachary Claman De Melo

Doug Boles, President
Indianapolis Motor Speedway


ACCOMPLISHMENTS

14 Indianapolis 500 Winning Drivers
25 Total Indy 500 Victories

Winners of 42 Indy Car Driver Championships
USAC - CART - IRL - ChampCar - IndyCar

2 Formula One World Champions
Mario Andretti - Fernando Alonso



Email Bidding

- One signed photo print of the above image is available via secret online bidding. 

- Minimum bid for this print is $1,000.00 US. 

- Email your bids to  Paul@MotorsportCollector.com. No telephone bids accepted.

- Updates will be posted at MotorsportCollector.com on a regular basis. Bid advancements in $100.00 (or higher) increments will be accepted via email only.

- Bidding will close at 12:00 noon (Central) Wednesday, June 27, 2018. 

- The winning bidder will be notified via email soon afterwards.

- Payment directly to the  Wilson Children's Fund via PayPal.

- Once payment has been confirmed, the print will be shipped, fully insured, courtesy of The Motorsport Collector.

Any and all donations to the Wilson Children's Fund are greatly appreciated!


Marshall Pruett, the driving force behind this effort, would like to thank:

McLaren Racing,
Fernando Alonso
Zak Brown
Silvia Hoffer Frangipane 
Andretti Autosport
Gil de Ferran
Andy Blackmore
Sunday Group Management
Verizon IndyCar Series
Sonoma Raceway



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